craft beer


Definition of craft beer

: a specialty beer produced in limited quantities : microbrew

Examples of craft beer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Cielito offers six craft cocktails ($12-$13), 14 wines by the glass ($10-$15), 13 by the bottle ($38-$64) and 10 craft beers on draft ($7-$10). Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "First Look: Inside Danville’s gorgeous new Cielito Cocina Mexicana," 13 June 2019 Gather's menu would feature a broad range of wines, some craft beers and coffee drinks. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A wine bar could be coming to Capitol Drive in Shorewood," 10 June 2019 Tasty foods paired with wines and craft beers were provided by 19 local restaurants and 23 beverage companies. Vincent Andrunas, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Pairing up to fight hunger," 7 June 2019 Grand Tasting: Includes unlimited samplings from local restaurants, The Cellar Wine seminars, chef demonstrations including one with Alex Guarnaschelli, seminars and panels, and tastings of fine wines and craft beer. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "On sale now: Detroit Free Press' Wine + Food Experience returns Sept. 14," 5 June 2019 The insulated bag is only $6, and offers a super chic solution for keeping your can of rosé (or sauv blanc or craft beer... Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Target's Fanny Pack Wine Cooler Is the Only Accessory You Need This Summer," 31 May 2019 Day 1: Cooking, comics, and craft beer 9 a.m. Start your Saturday with members of Geneva’s English-speaking community at Feed the Needy soup kitchen. Jharna Thakkar, National Geographic, "Geneva's hidden gems: the ultimate weekend itinerary," 30 May 2019 The Las Vegas leg of the Wine & Food tour will bring together more than 30 restaurants featuring the area's local flavors and cuisines as well as wines and craft beers. Rasha Ali, USA TODAY, "Meet the Bella twins on the Las Vegas leg of USA TODAY's Wine & Food Experience tour," 24 May 2019 Some 150+ artists and artisans sell their work; plus there's live music and craft beer at peak foliage season. Cassie Shortsleeve, Condé Nast Traveler, "See Vermont Fall Foliage in These 12 Beautiful Places," 2 Oct. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'craft beer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of craft beer

1986, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about craft beer

Statistics for craft beer

Last Updated

17 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for craft beer

The first known use of craft beer was in 1986

See more words from the same year

Comments on craft beer

What made you want to look up craft beer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


showing courage and determination

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!